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Old 02-20-2011, 08:00 AM   #1141
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Nice pics. Last season I had as much fun cruising the lake as I did tearing up the tracks.




Just a little public service announcement with some local (20 yr) knowledge.

This is one area no local will be found traveling as it's always very thin or open where the "big hole" (background) empties into the lake.

DO NOT travel anywhere near this are. See the sign? Ben's a little lucky.

I stay at least 1/4 mile from this area on good ice.

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Rode back down the lake:


The same can be said for the canal by Suples marsh. If you enter always do so from the far west right along the shore. If you come from the east make your path at least 1/2 mile off shore, go west then south to the shoreline and enter.


The FdL waste treatment plant pumps the "treated" water right near the eastern corner of that canal so it's always open and thin.


Winnebago is a fickle lake. It's freezes quick but also opens up quick esp if the wind helps with cracks etc.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:44 AM   #1142
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Thats too bad. That Jeep is retro cool. I'd drive it year round. I have some new parts for it (I think they will fit) from my 88 Grand Waggy. (RIP)
Depends on the parts. Those were the Mopar/Ford/GM parts years where they threw whatever would fit at em!

BTW, Dave speaks the truth. Fortunately, where Ben's parked is fairly forgiving, just don't drive a car there. Don't go any closer though!
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:17 PM   #1143
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:59 AM   #1144
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Just to let everyone know, Winnebago swallowed 8 cars over the weekend.....and 2 people. The melt we had, coupled with sturgean holes brought forth a dangerous situation. When all that water drained back though any hole it could, it made the holes bigger. There are reports of 20x20 foot holes all over the lake. They skinned over, with maybe an inch of ice Friday night, and then it snowed. So there are random holes all over the lake that can swallow a truck, and you aren't going to find them until you break through. Right now it's up in the air if we'll get a track plowed out there or not.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:32 PM   #1145
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I guess Ben may get to say he was the last one on the lake this year,
not worth dying out there!
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:36 AM   #1146
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:17 AM   #1147
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I bet that's cheap to have done.
Maybe the guy that bought Benron's DR will buy that and sell it on CL!
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:23 AM   #1148
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I bet that's cheap to have done.
Maybe the guy that bought Benron's DR will buy that and sell it on CL!
does insurance cover that loss?

PS: it'd be much cheaper for a bike

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Old 02-23-2011, 07:06 AM   #1149
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does insurance cover that loss?
Most policies do not. Nor does insurance cover the recovery, last I heard it was aropund $5-7k.

So on top of the recovery bill, he has a big red stinky lawn ornament.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:09 AM   #1150
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Sure does look nice and clean though.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:45 AM   #1151
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Sure does look nice and clean though.

I would advertise it as "Freshly washed inside and out!!"

Actually I'd put it in a giant heated paint booth, dry it out for a few days and go trade that fecker in!
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:07 AM   #1152
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I would advertise it as "Freshly washed inside and out!!"

Actually I'd put it in a giant heated paint booth, dry it out for a few days and go trade that fecker in!
Remeber, it was on and running when it sunk.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:29 AM   #1153
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Probably. hm.

PUSH PULL OR DRAG SALE!

actually it could probably be parted out for a fair bit of money if the owner was motorvated enough.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:35 AM   #1154
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The truck was recovered Sunday from the bottom of the lake. Groeschel buys a special insurance policy that covers the truck on Lake Winnebago, so he’ll have the vehicle replaced.
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groeschle contractors i assume. he's got money!
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